Category Archives: What We’re Doing

Resolution Twist: Monthly Goals

New Years resolutions…. you either love them or hate them.  They can be a wonderful chance to evaluate your priorities and work to make positive changes in your life.  The downside is that it can be very intimidating to keep … Continue reading

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DIY Jet Pack Tutorial

The chickenpox hit our house a couple weeks ago.  Other than a day or two of feeling sick, I had a preschooler who was dying to play outside or with his friends, but was too contagious to leave the house … Continue reading

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Family Movie Night- Finding Nemo

To go with our Ocean Unit this month our Friday Family Movie Night was Finding Nemo.  I went all out with Ocean themed dinner, snacks and dessert. Dinner: For dinner we had octopus hot dogs.  I usually slice cooked hot … Continue reading

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Nature Exploration Bin- Beach

We don’t live close to the ocean, but we aren’t far from the Great Lakes.  At the beginning of our unit we took a trip to Lake Ontario.  In just a few minutes I collected everything for our Nature Exploration … Continue reading

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Ocean Sensory Bin

Our bin was pretty easy this time, but still a HUGE hit.  I bought blue water beads from Michaels, but Amazon has similar ones here.  They take a few hours to absorb water.  Once they were ready I added some plastic … Continue reading

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Toob Deals at Michaels

While shopping for our ocean unit at Michael’s today I stumbled upon a couple great deals… both the Space Toob and In the Sky Toob were on sale for $2.49 each! Space:  In the Sky: They usually retail for $7.99 … Continue reading

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Fire Tower Challenge- Mount Arab

Last week we tried to climb Cathedral Rock, but it was raining when we got there so we detoured to Mount Arab instead.  Mount Arab was actually the first mountain in the Fire Tower Challenge we completed, but it was … Continue reading

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Fire Tower Challenge

Although we love living in the city, and all the opportunities it affords us, we also love to get outdoors away from people and exploring nature.  We find that having a goal to work towards helps us be intentional about … Continue reading

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Patriotic T-Shirt Tutorial

My kids loved the shamrock shirts we made so much, that we decided to make patriotic ones for 4th of July.  It took us about 3 hours to make 4 shirts, including drying time. Materials – White shirt(s) – Red … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How to Make a Child’s Lab Coat

Lately my son has been fascinated with science experiments.  He’s asked me to make several items for his dress-up bin, including a lab coat like Dr. Doofenshmirtz.  I hate making buttonholes and I’m not a big fan of collars either. … Continue reading

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